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Wikimedia Foundation
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Type Nonprofit
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@Wikimedia)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

The Wikimedia Foundation is an international nonprofit which hosts and supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge wiki projects.

COVID-19 response



  • 14 March 2020 (3 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Encouraging: Temporary lift on restrictions for paid time off and sick leave[4]
    • Encouraging: Reduced working schedule (down to 20 hours) with regular pay maintained for both employees and contractors[4]
    • Encouraging: Offices closed[4]
    • Encouraging: Travel suspended[4]
  • Encouraging 02 April 2020 (WHO.svg+22 dayssrc): Announced a $600 USD stipend to help offset costs associated with working from home[4][5][6].

News articles


  1. Wikimedia Foundation Grants for public events. Wikimedia Foundation. 12 March 2020
  2. Postponing Wikimania Bangkok until 2021. Wikimedia Foundation. 18 March 2020
  3. "COVID-19 - Meta". Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Covid-19: Lightening the load and preparing for the future. Wikimedia Foundation. 14 March 2020
  5. "Wikimedia Foundation posted on LinkedIn". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  6. Maher, Katherine (2020-04-06). "People First: Wikimedia's Response to COVID-19". Medium. Retrieved 2020-04-07.